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Denver receives its first snowfall following the breaking of an 87-year-old record

Denver finally received its first snowfall this season on Friday. This broke an 87-year-old record.

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Denver receives its first snowfall following the breaking of an 87-year-old record

t was not much: According to Jim Kalina (a Boulder meteorologist with National Weather Service), the official measurement at Denver International Airport was only three-tenths inch (0.8 cmimeters).

The Mile High City had its latest snowfall on Friday, Nov. 21, 1934.

Kalina stated that the Denver metro area is currently experiencing extended La Nina weather conditions, which tends to produce drier temperatures. A large portion of the U.S. West is currently experiencing a megadrought, which studies link to climate change caused by humans.

Meteorologists and climate scientists warn of the dangers of prolonged drought and lack snow for agriculture and water supply.

Utah's Salt Lake City was snow-free in November 1976 for only the second consecutive year. This week saw the first snowstorm to hit the city, ensuring that it didn't surpass the previous record for snowfall. This record was twice set on Christmas Day in 1943 and 1939.

The nationwide shortage of snowplow drivers could lead to states experiencing snowplow driver shortages as winter storms begin to dump snow.

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